Christmas: Snowflakes and tag

batch01-gridIn an attempt (surprisingly successful this year) to avoid panic-making cards just before Christmas, I usually create a couple of small batches of cards; this was my first for this year. I keep the batches small and swap out the colours so that none of the cards created are identical.

How:

I cut some white and some kraft panels to size, arranged the snowflake stamps to cover them, and used the MISTI to stamp them all in Versamark. I heat embossed them and did some ink blending over the top in different colour palettes.

I die-cut tags in white and kraft, stamped the sentiment in Versafine onyx black, and threaded some baker’s twine through the hole. I also die-cut the tag shape from the snowflake panels.

The cards were assembled by first gluing the panels flat on the card base and then adding a silver glitter border along one side. To give a little dimension on the card, the tags were fixed in place with a strip of tape along the bottom edge and some bits of foam tape at the top.

snowflake and tag 5

snowflake and tag 5 - detail

Supplies:

  • stamps:
    Hobby Art – winter’s snowflakes
    Clearly Besotted – Christmas sparkle (sentiment)
  • dies:
    Waltzingmouse Stamps – stitched tags
  • inks:
    Versafine – onyx black
    Versamark
  • Distress ink:
    A. picked raspberry, spun sugar
    B. wilted violet, shaded lilac
    C. broken china, mermaid lagoon
  • embossing powder:
    Wow! – super fine – clear gloss
    Wow! – super fine – bright white
    Lindy’s Stamp Gang – hyacinth blue jade
  • embellishments:
    baker’s twine
    Papermania – glitterations – border – silver
  • paper and card:
    Neenah – desert storm
    Strathmore Bristol 300
    Papermill Direct – plain – dark green
    Papermill Direct – plain – dark violet
    Papermill Direct – plain – azure blue
    Papermill Direct – smooth – lilac

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This is another catch-up post; these cards were originally made on 10th August 2016.

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